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post #196 of 3309
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Not worth the $$. Macallan is very overpriced. You can get some amazing bottle for $2,000 and still have half left.

I don't disagree. You pay for the Mac name for sure. But if I had the $ it would be in my collection.

... I have yet to venture past a 100$ bottle myself.
post #197 of 3309
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Guess what I collect? Here's most of 'em (I've kept a few of the duplicates)



Cool collection, you have some interesting stuff there. Those old Glenmorangies (Port and Burgundy), as well as the Bowmore 17 are somewhat sought after. I think the old Glenmorangies are also better than the new stuff the distillery is doing.

In the first picture, in the upper right, what are the three white ones? One looks like an Arran, but I'm not sure which one, and the other two I don't recognize.
post #198 of 3309
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I don't disagree. You pay for the Mac name for sure. But if I had the $ it would be in my collection.

... I have yet to venture past a 100$ bottle myself.

You don't really need to either, especially if you like different regions and aren't tied down to specific distilleries, do some research and scour the internet for deals. I've found some great deals online when I was searching for particular bottles and not just surfing aimlessly. Usually shipping about equals what one would pay in taxes too, so its not really a large barrier to entry.
post #199 of 3309
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You don't really need to either, especially if you like different regions and aren't tied down to specific distilleries, do some research and scour the internet for deals. I've found some great deals online when I was searching for particular bottles and not just surfing aimlessly. Usually shipping about equals what one would pay in taxes too, so its not really a large barrier to entry.

Not tied to distilleries, etc. I am in the try everything and learn phase (which I feel is taking years) - any good sites you'd suggest?
post #200 of 3309
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Not tied to distilleries, etc. I am in the try everything and learn phase (which I feel is taking years) - any good sites you'd suggest?

To buy stuff or to research stuff?
post #201 of 3309
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To buy stuff or to research stuff?

To buy. The knowledge is there, for the most part.
post #202 of 3309
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In the first picture, in the upper right, what are the three white ones? One looks like an Arran, but I'm not sure which one, and the other two I don't recognize.

Top white one is an anCnoc 12 year. Next row white ones are a McClelland Isley and a pair of the Arran Robert Burns edition.
post #203 of 3309
Ah, what the heck... a semi-recent pic:

post #204 of 3309
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Originally Posted by I<3Bacon View Post
Ah, what the heck... a semi-recent pic:


Someone likes peat! Care to run us through you collection a little?
post #205 of 3309
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To buy. The knowledge is there, for the most part.

As I said, I don't generally shop around online, I look for specific bottles. Smart Googling leads to them nine times out of ten. If you just want to browse, Binnys, Park Ave. Liquor, Astor, Drinkupny, D & M, BevMo, Sams Wine and Liquor, Shoppers Vinyard, and K & L are all good, but you might fritter away hours just browsing unless you ha e a pretty good picture out what you are looking for.
post #206 of 3309
I wouldn't exactly call it a collection since everything gets... tasted (everything is fair game when I have guests over) and replaced by something else. It has already evolved significantly since this photo was taken.

Regardless, from top-left to bottom-right:

Aberlour A'bunadh (not sure if it was a previous Batch, but Batch 26 is what I have now)
Isle of Jura 10yr (been sitting there for a while... worst Jura I've had. Strangely, I've recently had an independent bottling of a Jura 10yr that was from a completely different planet)
HP15 (wasn't my favorite... too much bourbon influence)
Bunnahabhain 12yr
Decantered Laphroaig 30yr (in glass flask)
Mac12
Glenfiddich 15 Solera
Glenlivet Nadurra (older batch than what's out now)
Springbank 10yr
Ardmore (no age statement... same one that everyone carries)
Signatory HP 16yr
Talisker 10yr
Talisker 18yr
Talisker DE
Talisker 175th Anniversary
Laphroaig 15yr
Lagavulin 12yr (Cask Strength 2008 Special Edition UK 70cl)
Ardbeg Uigeadail (current)
PC6
Ardbeg Supernova x3 (long story... stories actually)
Laphroaig 30yr
Lagavulin DE (forgot the vintage)
Signatory Brora 24yr
PC5
post #207 of 3309
Nice collection of Taliskers. How long ago did you get the 18? I can't seem to find that anywhere! Also what do you think of PC5 v PC6 v Supernova?
post #208 of 3309
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Originally Posted by ama View Post
As I said, I don't generally shop around online, I look for specific bottles. Smart Googling leads to them nine times out of ten. If you just want to browse, Binnys, Park Ave. Liquor, Astor, Drinkupny, D & M, BevMo, Sams Wine and Liquor, Shoppers Vinyard, and K & L are all good, but you might fritter away hours just browsing unless you ha e a pretty good picture out what you are looking for.

Thank you sir.
post #209 of 3309
Nice pics all. One more of part of my collection. 28 y/o cask strength Bunnahabhain A little Crag CS, Balvenie 21 port wood, and maybe some Louix XIII peeking into the picture

post #210 of 3309
Looks like your 13 is running low, have an extra 2k around for a refill?
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